THE dating app Tinder now has millions of users looking for adore and has helped thousands of people find their ideal partner.
So, if you’re looking for adore this Valentine’s Day, how does it work and how can users stay safe? Here’s what you need to know…
What is Tinder?
Tinder is a free app accessible on both iOS and Android that allows users to perspective intensity suitors within a pre-determined radius and age joint – trimming from 18 upwards.
Daters can appropriate right to “like” a form and left to reject it.
Two people who have “liked” any other’s profiles are deemed a match, and can commencement messaging around the app.
The app includes the option to unmatch and undo other users, and report people who may have been offensive.
Users must be aged over 18 and have a Facebook comment to join Tinder.
The app has now integrated discretionary Instagram and Spotify facilities which display images and songs from a sold person’s profile.
Research has suggested that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an normal of 90 mins per day on the app, reported Marie Claire.
The app is now accessible in 196 countries around the world, and it is estimated to make up to hundreds of matches every second.
What is Swipebuster and how can it display cheats?
A website Swipebuster claims it will help people see if their other half has a Tinder profile.
If you compensate the site a fiver with your credit label or on PayPal, it will hunt the inlet of the renouned app for a specific name, age and location.
The Sun Online tried it out for flawlessness – but it only seemed to work in some cases.
Tinder has reassured its vast userbase that only their open information is accessible on Swipebuster.
Tales from Tinder
Canadian Kaylee Kapital suggested her Tinder date took her to the hospital where he worked – and even showed her a passed physique for kicks.
She said: “That was the weirdest fricking date ever.”
Sun girl Tinderella recently suggested her misfortune date ever – when her messenger asked if she had slipped a rape drug in his drink.
Another singleton was left exceedingly harmed on her first date with a child racer who crashed his BMW.
One lady launched into a foul-mouthed diatribe at a “ginger midget” when he cancelled their date.
In a much happier tale, Ohio students Josh Avsec and Michelle Aendas who matched back in Sep 2014 are being sent on a dream date to Hawaii.
They became an internet prodigy after it emerged they were messaging for 3 years but meeting, deliberately holding ages to reply.
How can we stay safe?
In 2016, there was a record series of offences related to dating apps – with 50 sex crimes involving Tinder and Grindr being reported to Scotland Yard in the 6 months to June.
These are sex and attribute consultant Dr Pam Spurr’s top tips for staying protected while dating online…
- If someone sounds too good to be true, they substantially are
- It’s easy to check people out online and learn if they are really who they contend they are
- Once you get their name, a elementary Google hunt can help you check all – from where they explain to work, to their social media profiles
- Take things solemnly and, if you confirm to meet up, advise bringing a crony along for safety.
- If they are strongly against the idea, doubt their motives
- If you would rather go alone, meet somewhere public, like a pub or cafe, and try to make it during the day if possible